Children ages 1 to 5 whose family members read to them less than 3 days per week

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Children ages 1 to 5 whose family members read to them less than 3 days per week

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

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Definitions: Children ages 1 to 5 whose family members read to them less than 3 days per week.

Data Source: Child Trends analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Survey of Children’s Health.

The state-level data used here come from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH includes information on over 102,000 children under age 18, with roughly 2,000 children per state. Households were selected through a random-digit-dial sample, and one child was randomly selected in each household. Information on each child is based on responses of the parent or guardian in the household who was most knowledgeable about the sampled child’s health. Information was collected via a computer-assisted telephone interview. For more information on the NSCH, see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/slaits/nsch.htm.

Footnotes: Updated April 2010.
N.A. – Data not available.